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Does the Macho Bracer only lower speed while battling?

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I wanted to know as I want to EV train my oshawott but I wasn't sure if the macho bracer slowed you down only in battle or it decreases the speed stat. Please suggest EV spread too.

asked Jun 17, 2013 by luke777

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The Macho Brace will only lower speed while battling. It does not affect the EV gain of the speed.

Heres a full set just cause I don't want to say EVs without moves and stuff.

Samurott (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 64 Atk / 192 SpA / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SpD)

  • Hydro Pump
  • Hidden Power Grass
  • Ice Beam
  • Superpower

My favorite set for Samurott. Hydro Pump is a good, strong STAB. Hidden Power Grass is coverage. Ice beam is more coverage specifically against Grass Types. With the Attack EVs, Superpower packs a punch and the Attack drop doesn't matter too much because it is a specially based set.

Hope I helped :)

answered Jun 17, 2013 by JarJar~
selected Jun 30, 2013 by Mewderator
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Yes, the Macho Brace only lowers your Pokemon's speed whilst battling, it doesn't slow the experiece you gain in the speed stat, once you take it off the Pokémon the speed will go back to normal.

answered Jun 17, 2013 by GottaCatchEmAll
reshown Jun 20, 2013 by Pokemaster
This was posted at the same time as JarJar's, in case anybody is wondering.
Wut? They're 5 hours apart...
I approved it, so it appears as the time I approved it, not the time it was posted.
Still needs to be fixed, I may bring that up again with PM if I see him.
Oh got it ;)